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remember back in the day when i was all excited about how statusreport.ca was averaging a couple hundred hits a day? good times. since last week, we sometimes get 1500 muthafucking hits a day, and yesterday alone there were 2500! it's pretty awesome.

it's overwhelming to keep up. there's so much shit to stay on top of, tons that warrant posting. this website could really be a full time gig. if i had a real job in a real cubicle with real hours, i'm not sure i could do this. but the buzz is uplifting and i'm learning a shitload. things kicked up a notch last week, especially once oda announced the reduction of swc regional offices from 16 to 4. and since last tuesday was the first time anyone in managment bothered to actually talk to swc staff about what's happening, it seems they are now ready to rock. i've been getting more approaches from swc staff wanting to share or leak shit, anonymously - tres cool. the trick is really finding enough time in a day to not just upload shit, but to process and contextualize everything. this is a major political moment, and audra and i don't take lightly what place this humble project has come to occupy. if we could both spend full time hours making it more awesome, we totally would, if for no other reason than to make sure the site is of good service. oh, and also so our thousands of visitors get good info and get motivated to make serious change.

with more attention, though, comes more hate mail. thought i'd share this one - a particular doozy - in case you were thinking that running a political website is all glamour and big fluffy cushions. it can be brutal out there! let's let this hater's email speak for itself. but if it makes you want to say something, i sure hope you will.

Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 20:51:23 -0500
From: Penny
To: contact@statusreport.ca
Subject: Get a grip you Victim Hags........................

.....if you really gave a damn about women, how about supporting Harper's efforts in bringing equality to the most oppressed females, those victims of Islam, in Afghanistan. You ingrates haven't the slightest concern about their status in the world.

Get off of your pitiful and privileged fat asses and go make a life for yourselves. My gender, female, hasn't held me back. Whining never advanced me toward the goals I made for myself. I've done fine without pimping for public subsidies.

As a female, you lefty idiots disgust me.

How debasing, and what a rotten role model to my daughters, to have you share the same gender. Whine, grovel and pimp yourselves, you do not represent me......


Blogger accidental altruist said...

what a sad, narrow world this person must live in.


7:47 p.m.  
Blogger accidental altruist said...

oh! and BIG HUGS and kudos to both you and Audra for creating n' running statusreport.ca!

7:50 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Penny, you girls need a life.

9:30 p.m.  
Blogger pamused said...

oh brave anonymous judger, i guess people obsessed with watching and insulting us don't.

9:38 p.m.  

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